Interestingly, in 1939 Pro-Ker was sanctioned for false advertising claims for its Hair Milk, and had to tone down its claims to restoration and beautification. Came from an estate with copy of newspaper article about his work.
Dick Williams studied at the Buffalo School of Fine Arts, the American Art School and with Robert Brackman. He worked as an illustrator for a number of New York advertising agencies and magazines such as Redbook and Colliers.
His work for these publications is characterized by a warmth and playfulness as well as clever compositional ideas. The style was one popular in publications of the Forties and Fifties -- pictures celebrating postwar American life in a realist style, sometimes with gentle humor.
In the latter part of his career he turned exclusively to painting, and was best known as a portrait painter but also gained recognition for his landscapes, still life and flower studies. Williams was represented by Portraits Inc. In New York and produced commissioned portraits for private and public collections. He also became active in Westchester County art associations.
He actively exhibited his work at many galleries and museums including The American Artists Professional League, Allied Artists of America, Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield and Fairleigh Dickenson University. The item "Original Magazine Advertising Art Illustration Painting by Richard Williams'40s" is in sale since Monday, March 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
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